Friday, August 8, 2014

Spotlight On...Jake Shore

Name: Jake Shore

Hometown: Barrington, Rhode Island

Education: Goddard College

Favorite Credits: FringeNYC’13 Overall Excellence in Playwriting Award for DOWN THE MOUNTAIN AND ACROSS THE STREAM. On State Line published by Litro.

Why theater?: I can sit in the audience.

Tell us about Sick City Blues?: It’s an organized crime drama about the lengths people go to for schemes, love and cracking a joke.

What inspired you to write Sick City Blues?: Seeing DOWN THE MOUNTAIN AND ACROSS THE STREAM come to life, The Sopranos, Quentin Tarantino and David Foster Wallace.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: Theater speaks to me when it works so well I can feel in my nerve endings. Art that’s fulfilled and clear inspires me.

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Jennifer Lawrence.

What show have you recommended to your friends?: The Link to the Missing Link.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: Christopher Walken and it’d be called Negotiating Providence

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Doritos

What’s the most played song on your iTunes?: "The End" by The Doors

If you weren’t working in theater, you would be _____?: Playing guitar

What’s up next?: Traveling to South Carolina with my oldest friend before he gets married